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Topic: iPhone

Hands-on impressions with Pebble's high-end Steel smartwatch

02/19/2014, 12:02 am

Over one year after the original Pebble shipped, the eponymous smartwatch firm is out with a second version of its device that melds the same smartphone-connected platform with looks more fitting of a traditional timepiece.

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Apple takes 7% share of Chinese smartphone market in Q4 on strong iPhone 5s sales

02/18/2014, 10:02 pm

During the last quarter of 2013, Apple upped its share of the Chinese smartphone market to 7 percent on positive iPhone 5s demand, but still trails in fifth place behind vendors with cheaper offerings.

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Apple sold 1.6M iPhones in Russia during 2013 as big telecoms resumed sales, report says

02/18/2014, 05:02 pm

After persuading major Russian cellular providers to sign on as partner carriers, Apple's iPhone sales doubled in 2013 to some 1.57 million units.

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Google has fooled the media and markets, but hasn't bested Tim Cook's Apple

02/15/2014, 07:02 pm

Listening to the Google-enraptured tech media's echo chamber of fears, uncertainties and doubts about the world's most profitable and successful company, you'd never realize that there's an incredible bounty of low hanging fruit waiting for Tim Cook's Apple to harvest, and little but mobile scorched earth left behind Google.

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Using the Oakley Airwave 1.5 heads-up display with Apple's iPhone

02/15/2014, 10:02 am

While Google Glass positions itself as an all-purpose heads-up display, the Recon Instruments Snow2 is a more targeted, mountain-specific sports accessory meant to provide users with data and feedback on the go. AppleInsider recently had the chance to test out the Snow2 integrated with Oakley's Airwave 1.5 goggles when paired with Apple's iPhone.

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Proposed federal law would require smartphone 'kill switches'

02/13/2014, 10:02 pm

Legislation introduced by a cadre of U.S. senators on Thursday looks to mandate the inclusion of a remote "kill switch" for all smartphones sold in America.

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Apple, Inc. sold more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows PC partners in December quarter

02/13/2014, 06:02 pm

Seven years after entering the mobile computing market with iPhone, the Cupertino-based company has now reached a peak of building and selling more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows licensees put together.

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Apple gained overall share as smartphones outsold feature phones for first time in 2013

02/13/2014, 12:02 pm

Consumers' increasing desire for smartphones has been a boon for Apple as the company's share of the overall mobile phone market increased by nearly 10 percent in 2013, according to new data published Thursday.

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iPhone upgraders leave nearly $13.5B in old hardware to collect dust

02/12/2014, 07:02 pm

The results of a survey published on Wednesday show U.S. consumers who hold on to last-generation iPhones after upgrading or moving on to another smartphone have amassed some $13.4 billion in mothballed hardware.

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Highly suspect photos claim to show 'iPhone 6' chassis [u x2]

02/12/2014, 05:02 pm

A trio of "blurry cam" photos purportedly showing Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6" chassis have made their way to the Web, with the part sporting rounded corners and a thin design matching the current-generation iPad lineup.

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IDC critical of Apple for not selling profitless, sub $200 iPhones in market share report

02/12/2014, 03:02 pm

Market research firm IDC has reported new figures seeking to explain why Apple, the most profitable smartphone vendor on the planet, is "underperforming the overall market" by not emulating the profitless manufacturing of low end phones by its competitors, most of whom are losing money.

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Apple's iPhone earned 87.4% of global handset profits in December quarter

02/12/2014, 01:02 pm

Despite efforts seeking to portray Apple as having experienced a disappointing winter quarter, the reality is that Apple brutally dominated the slowing global handset market, syphoning off 87.4 percent of the industry's global profits.

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Latest sketchy rumor claims Apple to launch two 'iPhone 6' models with 4.7" & 5.5" displays in Sept.

02/12/2014, 08:02 am

Rumors about Apple's next iPhone continue to fly, with the latest questionable stab claiming the company is planning to launch a so-called "iPhone 6" this September with two larger screen sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches.

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Rumors: Apple prepping bezel-free design, Sony FaceTime camera for 'iPhone 6'

02/11/2014, 01:02 pm

A Tuesday afternoon rumor out of South Korea suggests that Apple may be considering an edge-to-edge display for the eighth-generation iPhone, while Japanese media reports that Sony is in talks to supply front-facing FaceTime camera modules for the handset in addition to the rear iSight camera components.

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Rumor: Apple to use same manufacturer, processing method for Touch ID in next iPhone

02/11/2014, 08:02 am

Production of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in Apple's next iPhone will remain identical to the iPhone 5s, utilizing an 8-inch processing method run by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., according to the latest rumor.

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Apple lowers MFi & Lightning licensing fees, paving way for more affordable iOS accessories

02/07/2014, 07:02 am

Apple last month again pared back the fees it charges third-parties and accessory makers who wish to manufacture official (MFi) electronic accessories, AirPlay audio accessories, and game controllers that connect to its iPods, iPhones, and iPads.

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Top selections from Pebble's new smart watch app store

02/05/2014, 09:02 pm

Pebble's newly launched smartwatch app store came pre-populated with over 1,000 apps and watch faces to sift through. AppleInsider spent a few weeks with Pebble 2.0 before it debuted on Monday and dug up a few of the most useful apps to get new Pebble owners started.

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Samsung wants Olympians to hide the Apple logo on their iPhones during opening ceremonies

02/05/2014, 02:02 pm

Samsung is giving a free Galaxy Note 3 to every athlete competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics, butthose who receive one are reportedly required to ensure that the Apple logo is nowhere to be seen if they use an iPhone to record events at the opening ceremonies.

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Apple has reportedly resumed iPhone 4 production for sale in developing markets

02/04/2014, 06:02 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple has returned the discontinued iPhone 4 to production, though the three-generation-old handsets will be available only to very specific markets in India, Indonesia and Brazil.

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Gazelle's new promo pays $10 extra on your iPhone, iPad and Mac trade-ins

02/04/2014, 01:02 pm

Gazelle is launching a promotion in February for new iPad buyers and iPhone users whose contracts are just coming to term, offering a $10 bonus on cash payouts to help offset the cost of purchasing a newer iOS device.

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